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Discovery Communications, Inc

Works: 4,136 works in 7,000 publications in 4 languages and 91,430 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Educational television programs  Children's films  History  Educational films 
Roles: prn, fds, brd, Editor, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: GR66, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Discovery Communications, Inc
MythBusters by Adam Savage( Visual )

55 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman return in this ninth installment of the popular television series Mythbusters. Using modern day science to test everyday myths and urban legends, the special effects experts determine which myths are busted and which are plausible. In this collection, more of life's burning questions are answered including: Can bees lift a laptop? What's the most hygienic sneeze technique? and Can a hair weave really stop a speeding bullet?
Greatest discoveries with Bill Nye by Bill Nye( Visual )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth is always changing, and Earth's species must continually adapt. Bill Nye gives an inside look at planet Earth, from its inner core to its protective magnetic field
Mythbusters by Jamie Hyneman( Visual )

106 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it possible to slice an opponent's sword clean in half with another sword? Can a locked door be opened with one gun shot? Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman blow the lid off Hollywood's biggest secrets and separate the real from the really out there
Understanding by Jeanine I Butler( Visual )

53 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacteria truly are on a rampage again. They've become immune to the best of our antibiotics, rendering once treatable infections deadly. And new strains have evolved, such as E. coli and the bizarre, flesh-eating group A strep. But bacteria do more than make us cringe: They can be helpful, aiding in meal digestion, air- and water-pollution control, and even the treatment of muscle disorders and wrinkles. Explore our uneasy relationship with these wily microbes, and come away with insights that will give your life sciences lesson plans a healthy shot in the arm
Encounters at the end of the world by Werner Herzog( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
The Jeff Corwin experience by Jeff Corwin( Visual )

61 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do these large aquatic reptiles have in common? In what ways do they differ? Travel to the Florida Everglades, the swamps of Louisiana, and-of all places-the city of Miami to identify alligators and crocodiles
Meerkat manor( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the Whiskers, a remarkable family of South African meerkats living on the edge of Africa's Kalahari Desert. Chronicles the every facet of the group's astonishing and complex social lives. From snake attacks to gang warfare, from babysitting the "kids" to repelling ferocious predators, includes never-before-seen behaviors and non-stop adventures of this animal family
When we left Earth the NASA missions( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3, 2, 1, Lift-off! This six-part series chronicles the inside story of NASA's most epic endeavors. In "Ordinary Supermen" NASA and America's first astronauts, the Mercury Seven, are on a journey into the unknown. "Friends and Rivals" recounts the story of the nine astronauts on the Gemini mission, which rehearsed procedures important to future launches. "Landing the Eagle" details the Apollo program, the Apollo 1 disaster, the flights of Apollo 8, 9, and 10, and the tense lunar descent of Apollo 11. "The Explorers" features five successful moon landings - Apollo missions 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, the 'successful failure' of Apollo 13, and Skylab. "The Shuttle" looks at that program, including the maiden voyage, the Challenger disaster, and the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. "A Home In Space" centers on repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, construction of the International Space Station, and the Columbia re-entry disaster of 2003. Told by the astronauts and engineers who were there, this series celebrates NASA's triumphs and tragedies, and the history of American space exploration
Through the wormhole with Morgan Freeman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence--the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. This series brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science--Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum mechanics, String theory and more, to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe."--Container
Flight 29 down( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mayday! Mayday! When their charter plane goes out of control in a wild tropical storm, ten teens are forced to make an emergency landing on a deserted island. They think they won't be there for long, but they're wrong. Now, in order to survive they have to learn how to work together. But, can they do it?"--Container
The beauty academy of Kabul( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Western hairstylists open a beauty academy for Afghani women in post-Taliban Kabul
Body atlas by Vivienne King( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miniature cameras and endoscopy, ultrasound, X-ray tomography, and computer animation are used to examine multiple functions of the human body. Examines the links between the inside and outside workings of the body and the complex coordination required to do everyday tasks
How the universe works by Mike Rowe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever wondered exactly how our Universe is put together? How is it built? And how it actually works? This is ultimate guide to the Cosmos will show as never before the inner workings of our planet, the Solar System, the galaxies and the Universe itself. This series investigates the nuts and bolts of our cosmos, exploring a whole range of fascinating celestial phenomena and how they came to be the way they are. Experts and mind-blowing CGI, take viewers under the celestial hood to tell the greatest story of all--the story of how we and everything around us began
With all deliberate speed( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that the concept of "separate but equal" school segregation was unconstitutional. Director Peter Gilbert explores the history and legacy of the legal decision
Human body pushing the limits( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking series portraying the human body as you've never seen it before. This series takes us across continents, meeting those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camerawork depicts their ordeals in vivid detail, both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies. Meanwhile our presenter puts his own body through its paces, pushing it to extremes"--Container
Holocaust in memory of millions( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the halls of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Walter Cronkite chronicles the entire story of the Holocaust-- from the rise of the Nazi party and their plan to exterminate the Jewish people, to tales of incredible bravery among Holocaust survivors and those who liberated the concentration camps. Combines original footage and personal photographs with oral histories by those who survived
Anthony Bourdain no reservations by Anthony Bourdain( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Anthony Bourdain on his journey that takes him to people and places far beyond the realm of food
Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samantha Brown travels to two of the most romantic, most exciting countries in the world, France and Italy. Play in the French Riviera's exuberant Carnival, stroll the streets of Paris, soar along Itay's Amalfi Coast, feel the passion of Rome, and more
Growing up( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience nature's jarring feast of beauty, tension, and triumph like never before! Discover what happens when South Africa has too many elephants, or when just one lioness survives a senseless massacre. Tag along as conservationists relocate entire elephant families, study the fiercely intelligent golden jackal, and more
Growing up Arctic( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow four of the Arctic's greatest animals as they grow in their first year of life: a surviving polar bear cub, an endangered penguin chick, an orphaned baby walrus, and a stranded baby seal
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